Star Scoop: Tina Fey Returns to TV, Sandra Oh Bids Adieu to Seattle Grace, Halle Berry Gets Help to Face the Paps

By  August 14, 2013

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Tina Fey is ready to rock the television world again. The comedy queen joined forces with 30 Rock showrunner Robert Carlock and producer Colleen McGuinness to develop a new comedy for NBC. The untitled sitcom will follow a young woman who looks to reconnect with her father and build a new home on Fire Island. [Refinery 29]

Shonda Rhimes may have teased that Grey’s Anatomy is far from over, but a recent departure from the cast has us wondering how the series will go on. Sandra Oh, who’s lured in audiences as the ambitious, aggressive, and oftentimes crude Dr. Cristina Yang, announced today that season 10 would be her last. While we wait until September 26 to witness Yang’s final run at Seattle Grace, relive Oh’s best moments on the show here. [Variety]

Jennifer Garner has joined Halle Berry in her fight against the paparazzi. The award-winning actresses appeared before California legislators yesterday to champion a bill that would limit photographers’ access to the children of celebrities. “They didn’t ask to be thrown into this game and they don’t have the wherewithal to process what’s happening,” Berry shared with the Assembly Judiciary Committee. Garner added “I chose a public life and understand that this means sacrifices in terms of privacy for our jobs. In my case this means that I am sometimes photographed. However my three children are private citizens… What message does it send to say my children may be targeted and hounded by any means necessary without limits and that my husband and I can do nothing to protect them?” [The Hollywood Reporter]

The Artist Formerly Known as Prince—and then known as Prince again—has fallen for social media’s lure. The enigmatic icon, who publicly denounced technology in a V Magazine feature, took the reigns of his band’s Twitter handle, sending messages to fans from 3rd Eye Girl’s account. “PRINCE’S 1ST TWEET… TESTING 1, 2…,” he shared yesterday in all caps, before uploading a smoky #selfie. Those quips were soon followed by “PRINCE’S 2ND TWEET” and then, “PRINCE’S 3RD TWEET.” You get the picture. [Stereogum]

The Emmys have been uprooted. The annual ceremony, which normally airs in September, will broadcast a month earlier next year to avoid scheduling conflicts with NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Sources say the 66th annual ceremony will be held on August 24, 2014. This year’s ceremony will continue as scheduled on Sunday, September 22. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Guess who’s back? Back again? Eminem‘s single “Survival,” his first since 2011, debuted today in the commercial for Call of Duty‘s next-generation multiplayer game Ghosts. The track will likely appear on his eighth album, expected to drop this fall. [YouTube]

Clock in to this year’s US Open with Citizen. The watch brand, and official tournament sponsor, will be hosting a New York City-wide scavenger hunt next Tuesday, August 20 to celebrate the launch of its US Open Limited Series watches and benefit the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program. Participants will have five hours to find Vika Azarenka‘s hidden tennis balls for a chance to meet the superstar later that afternoon. Find out more here. [GLAM Inbox]